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Sharon M H Tsang, Grace P Y Szeto, Linda M K Li, Dim C M Wong, Millie M P Yip, Raymond Y W Lee
BACKGROUND: Impaired lumbo-pelvic movement in people with low back pain during bending task has been reported previously. However, the regional mobility and the pattern of the lumbo-pelvic movement were found to vary across studies. The inconsistency of the findings may partly be related to variations in the speed at which the task was executed. This study examined the effects of bending speeds on the kinematics and the coordination lumbo-pelvic movement during forward bending, and to compare the performance of individuals with and without low back pain...
April 17, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Amir Massoud Arab, Arash Haghighat, Zahra Amiri, Fariba Khosravi
BACKGROUND: Prone hip extension (PHE) is a common and widely accepted test used for assessment of the lumbo-pelvic movement pattern. Considerable increased in lumbar lordosis during this test has been considered as impairment of movement patterns in lumbo-pelvic region. The purpose of this study was to investigate the change of lumbar lordosis in PHE test in subjects with and without low back pain (LBP). METHOD: A two-way mixed design with repeated measurements was used to investigate the lumbar lordosis changes during PHE in two groups of subjects with and without LBP...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Tobias Weber, Dorothée Debuse, Sauro E Salomoni, Edith L Elgueta Cancino, Enrico De Martino, Nick Caplan, Volker Damann, Jonathan Scott, Paul W Hodges
Gravitational unloading leads to adaptations of the human body, including the spine and its adjacent structures, making it more vulnerable to injury and pain. The Functional Re-adaptive Exercise Device (FRED) has been developed to activate the deep spinal muscles, lumbar multifidus (LM) and transversus abdominis (TrA), that provide inter-segmental control and spinal protection. The FRED provides an unstable base of support and combines weight bearing in up-right posture with side alternating, elliptical leg movements, without any resistance to movement...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
J A Hides, W R Stanton
Deficits in muscles of the lumbo-pelvic region, such as a relatively small multifidus muscle, have been used to predict lower limb injuries in professional football players. Results have been less consistent for the size of the quadratus lumborum (QL) muscle. Changes in size of the multifidus and QL muscles could be functionally related to each other, and modeling this relationship could improve prediction of lower limb injuries. Ultrasound imaging examinations were performed on male elite football players at the start of the Australian Football League (AFL) pre-season and playing season...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Michael D Staudt, Christopher S Bailey, Fawaz Siddiqi
Charcot spine, or neuropathic spinal arthropathy, involves the progressive destruction of the spinal joint due to the lack of normal protective sensations and proprioception. A rare cause of Charcot spine is congenital insensitivity to pain, which is an absent or abnormal response to painful stimuli. There are few case reports describing this condition, and long-term follow-up data are limited. The presentation and treatment of two patients with Charcot spine secondary to congenital insensitivity to pain are described...
January 26, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
Iman Shojaei, Milad Vazirian, Elizabeth G Salt, Linda R Van Dillen, Babak Bazrgari
Alterations in the lumbo-pelvic coordination denote changes in neuromuscular control of trunk motion as well as load sharing between passive and active tissues in the lower back. Differences in timing and magnitude aspects of lumbo-pelvic coordination between patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) and asymptomatic individuals have been reported; yet, the literature on lumbo-pelvic coordination in patients with acute LBP is scant. A case-control study was conducted to explore the differences in timing and magnitude aspects of lumbo-pelvic coordination between females with (n=19) and without (n=19) acute LBP...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
Iman Shojaei, Elizabeth G Salt, Quenten Hooker, Linda R Van Dillen, Babak Bazrgari
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have reported differences in lumbo-pelvic kinematics during a trunk forward bending and backward return task between individuals with and without chronic low back pain; yet, the literature on lumbo-pelvic kinematics of patients with acute low back pain is scant. Therefore, the purpose of this study was set to investigate lumbo-pelvic kinematics in this cohort. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted to investigate the differences in pelvic and thoracic rotation along with lumbar flexion as well as their first and second time derivatives between females with and without acute low back pain...
January 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
Mihyang Chang, Lindsay V Slater, Revay O Corbett, Joseph M Hart, Jay Hertel
The lumbo-pelvic-hip core complex consists of musculoskeletal structures that stabilize the spine and pelvis, however fatigue may affect muscle recruitment, active muscle stiffness and trunk kinematics, compromising trunk stability. The purpose of this study was to compare trunk muscle activation patterns, and trunk and lower extremity kinematics during walking gait before and after exercise. Surface electrodes were placed over the rectus abdominis, external oblique, erector spinae, gluteus medius, vastus lateralis, and vastus medialis of twenty-five healthy inidviduals...
November 9, 2016: Gait & Posture
Daniel Viggiani, Jack P Callaghan
Persons who develop low back pain from prolonged standing exhibit increased muscle cocontraction, decreased movement and increased spine extension. However, it is unclear how these factors relate to pain development. The purpose of this study was to use hip abductor fatigue to manipulate muscle activity patterns and determine its effects on standing behaviours and pain development. Forty participants stood for two hours twice, once following a hip abductor fatigue exercise (fatigue), and once without exercise beforehand (control)...
December 2016: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Robert A Laird, Peter Kent, Jennifer L Keating
BACKGROUND: Comparing movements/postures in people with and without lower back pain (LBP) may assist identifying LBP-specific dysfunction and its relationship to pain or activity limitation. This study compared the consistency in lumbo-pelvic posture and movement (range and pattern) in people with and without chronic LBP (>12 week's duration). METHODS: Wireless, wearable, inertial measurement units measured lumbar lordosis angle, range of movement (ROM) and lumbo-pelvic rhythm in adults (n = 63)...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
James E Leone, Steve Middleton
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the case of a 49-year-old man who presented to the sports medicine staff with pelvic pain of 10 years' duration consistent with pudendal neuralgia. BACKGROUND: Testicular pain in men is often provoked by direct trauma or may indicate an oncologic process. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: Epididymitis, athletic pubalgia, testicular tumor, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, lumbar radiculopathy. TREATMENT: The patient responded positively to treatment and rehabilitation to restore normal mechanics to the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex...
August 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
Annette Loudon, Tony Barnett, Neil Piller, Maarten A Immink, Denis Visentin, Andrew D Williams
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the effect of an 8-week yoga intervention on the shoulder and spinal actions of women with breast cancer-related arm lymphoedema. METHOD: A randomised controlled pilot trial. The intervention group (n = 12) completed eight weeks of daily yoga sessions while the control group (n = 11) continued with best current care including information on compression sleeves, skin care, risks of temperature variations and recommended safe use of affected arm...
September 2, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Melinda M Franettovich Smith, Jason Bonacci, M Dilani Mendis, Craig Christie, Andrew Rotstein, Julie A Hides
OBJECTIVES: To investigate if size and activation of the gluteal muscles is a risk factor for hamstring injuries in elite AFL players. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Twenty-six elite male footballers from a professional Australian Football League (AFL) club participated in the study. At the beginning of the season bilateral gluteus medius (GMED) and gluteus maximus (GMAX) muscle volume was measured from magnetic resonance images and electromyographic recordings of the same muscles were obtained during running...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Ko Ikuta, Keigo Masuda, Fuyuki Tominaga, Takahide Sakuragi, Kazuhiro Kai, Takahiro Kitamura, Hideyuki Senba, Satoshi Shidahara
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to identify the clinical and radiological features of low back pain (LBP) that was relieved after decompression alone of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) associated with grade I lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although decompression and fusion are generally the recommended surgical treatments of LDS, several authors have reported that some patients with LDS could obtain good clinical results including relief from LBP by decompression alone...
December 15, 2016: Spine
Hidekazu Suzuki, Kenji Endo, Jun Mizuochi, Kazuma Murata, Hirosuke Nishimura, Yuji Matsuoka, Hidetoshi Tanaka, Kengo Yamamoto, Toshiyuki Tateiwa
INTRODUCTION: In elderly persons, the sitting position in daily life is very important due to the weakness in locomotion. In previous studies, sagittal spinal alignment was mainly analyzed in the standing position. However, in order to study the sagittal spinal alignment of elderly persons, the estimation of spinal alignment in the sitting posture is also important. We proposed that there is a characteristic spinal alignment in elderly persons in the sitting position. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sagittal lumbo-pelvic alignment in the standing and sitting positions in elderly persons...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Christophe Vidal, Keyvan Mazda, Brice Ilharreborde
PURPOSE: The human standing position requires permanent reciprocal spino-pelvic adjustments to obtain a dynamic and economic posture. This study focuses on a hypokyphotic Lenke 1 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients cohort and points out their particular lumbo-pelvic adaptive mechanisms to maintain a neutral sagittal balance. METHODS: Preoperative retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on a monocentric cohort of 455 AIS patients planned for corrective surgery...
October 2016: European Spine Journal
Si-Hyun Kim, Oh-Yun Kwon, Kyue-Nam Park, Ui-Jae Hwang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to examine the intra- and inter-rater reliabilities of the leg lateral reach test as a screening tool for thoraco-lumbo-pelvic rotation and to assess the relationship between leg lateral reach distance and thoraco-lumbo-pelvic rotation range in a supine position. DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: Thirty-six physically active participants were recruited. The leg lateral reach test was performed over 2 days...
January 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
M Dilani Mendis, Julie A Hides
OBJECTIVES: Previous research has shown that motor control training improved size and function of trunk muscles in elite football players with and without low back pain (LBP). Imbalances in hip muscles have been found in athletes with LBP and it is not known if motor control training can change these muscles. This study investigated if a motor control intervention program affected hip muscle size in elite football players with and without LBP. DESIGN: Panel-randomised intervention design...
November 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Paola Janeiro Valenciano, Edna Yukimi Itakussu, Celita Salmaso Trelha PhD, Dirce Shizuko Fujisawa PhD
[Purpose] This study aimed to quantitatively assess postural alignment in both frontal and sagittal planes, as well as pain in children and adolescents victims of burn injuries. [Subjects and Methods] This cross-sectional study included 21 victims of burns, nine children (age [mean ± SD], 7.3 ± 1.1 yrs) and 12 adolescents (12,0 ± 1.4 yrs), classified as medium and large burns, being investigated on pain and postural alignment evaluated by photogrammetry. Pain intensity was assessed by face scales and postural examination included the assessment of global and thoraco-lumbo-pelvic alignment by previously designed protocols...
December 2015: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Dong-Ho Lee, Jung-Ki Ha, Jae-Hak Chung, Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee, Jae Hwan Cho
PURPOSE: Recent studies suggest that cervical lordosis is influenced by thoracic kyphosis and that T1 slope is a key factor determining cervical sagittal alignment. However, no previous study has investigated the influence of cervical kyphosis correction on the remaining spinopelvic balance. The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of surgical correction of cervical kyphosis on thoraco-lumbo-pelvic alignment. METHODS: Fifty-five patients who underwent ≥2 level cervical fusions for cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy were included...
July 2016: European Spine Journal
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